Qld ALP killing potential jobs
THE Palaszczuk government’s ban on uranium mining will drive investor uncertainty in the $6bn sector, major industry players warn. Well, of course it will. There is uncertainty in all sectors that aren’t union based. Mines Minister Anthony Lynham confirmed to The Australian that the Labor government would press ahead with its anti-uranium policy, reversed by the Newman administration in 2012. The ALP’s hatred of uranium stems from the cold war when the Left, financed and supported by the old USSR communists, campaigned to stop nuclear weapon development and associated uranium mining in the West. It never really worked but it remains as a cause taken up by people who still believe, despite considerable evidence to the contrary, that it is too dangerous to mine or use.Queensland still hasn’t paid back the Beattie/Bligh mega debt so it’s disappointing to see the current incumbents are maintaining the ALP anti mining and business policies. Killing jobs for ideological reasons wont help the state, but rest assured, there will be worse to come. The Greens will be demanding more payback for their preferences and I doubt Palaszczuk is strong enough, or even wants, to stop them.